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About the Gower Peninsula and amenities close-by our holiday cottage

The 19-mile long Gower peninsula comprises some of Wales’ cleanest and most stunning beaches, including Three Cliffs Bay, a finalist in Britain’s favourite view, Rhossili, where you can enjoy the most spectacular view of Worm’s Head, a legendary local landmark, and Llangennith - recognised as one of the premier surf beaches in the UK.

 
BEACHES

The closest bay to the farm is called Pwll du (Black Pool, a natural sheltered cove, which when the sea is still, looks like a deep dark pool). It is a 5 minute walk away and it is pictured in the top left photo. In Summer, there is golden sand along the beach and from Monday to Friday, the beach is extremely quiet as there is no parking for the general public within the nearby area.

In the Winter, it makes for a lovely walk across the beach and up to Bishopston, where you can sample the local bitters brewed on the premises of The Joiners Arms. Across the road is another pub called the Valley, which is well known for its delicious home cooked food. These pubs can be reached by the beach walk or the Bishopston valley walk and can be done in a circular walk as well.

You can also walk to Caswell enjoying spectacular sea views from the cliff path along the way. At the beach there is an excellent cafe called Surfside which has panoramic views of the sea. It is ideal for breakfast on a Sunday as they do a fabulous breakfast panini.

The views from Pennard Castle and the area around Three Cliffs Bay are spectacular. From the coffee shop in Pennard (renowned for its delicious range of homemade cakes) you can walk to Pobbles, a popular yet secluded beach. Pobbles is surrounded by limestone cliffs and sand dunes and on a clear day you can see right to the end of Oxwich Bay. It’s a reasonable walk of about 20-30 minutes.

From Pobbles, foot paths will take you north through the dunes to Pennard Burrows and east over the cliffs to Hunts Bay and Pwll du. Pennard Burrows is a wooded valley with a fresh water river (Pennard Pill) flowing through sand dunes and limestone features toward the sea. The ruin of Pennard Castle sits at the top of the hill. Hunts Bay is perfect for fishing and bird watching. If the tide is out at Pobbles, you can walk east along the beach to Three Cliffs Bay and Tor Bay.

One of the most picturesque bays in Gower, Three Cliffs Bay was voted Britain's Best Beach by the BBC Holiday Squad in 2006 and was a recent finalist in Britain’s favourite view, championed by Katherine Jenkins.Tor Bay is a large sandy beach, shaped like a horseshoe. There is always some sand even at high tide and because it is enclosed and partially sheltered, it is popular with bathers.

WALKS

Gower is a haven for walkers, offering short family walks taking in many of the small churches and landmarks in the area to routes for the more experienced walker. An absolute must is the walk along Pennard Golf course via the ruins of Pennard Castle. The view of Three Cliffs Valley through one of the ruined arches is truly magical.

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